In a clash between two of Division 1 North’s best, Central Catholic’s physicality proved to be too much for St. John’s Prep.
Highlighted by a staunch defensive effort, and an offensive ground attack led by Max Faro and Ty Donatio, the Raiders defeated the Eagles, 21-0, last night at Veterans Memorial Field.
The Raiders defense, led by Ryan Burns, Donatio and Mathias Villafane (interception), held the Prep to 106 yards of offense through the first 31⁄2 quarters. St. John’s only got past midfield once.
Faro, alongside Donatio, provided a balanced attack for the Central offense, combining for 142 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
Central Catholic senior quarterback Bret Edwards was in command throughout the first half, going 7-for-12 for 110 yards and a touchdown.
On the Raiders second drive, Edwards converted a third-and-5 throwing deep on the run to Jake Delaney for a 45-yard completion. Two plays later, he ran it in from five yards out for a 7-0 lead.
Quarterback Colin Frary threw three touchdown passes and ran for a fourth to lead Swampscott (2-0) to a 49-17 victory over Triton in non-league play.
Nathan Martin threw two touchdown passes and ran for a third as South Boston (1-0) pulled away from Atlantis Charter in the second half for a 36-0 win.
Ryan Cahoon returned an interception 40 yards for a touchdown as Hingham (1-1) cranked up the defense in a 31-0 win over Wellesley.
Alec Iverson, Evan Gibb and Alex Sjoquist combined to rush for 158 yards and three touchdowns to pace Stoughton (2-0) to a 28-14 win over Catholic Memorial.
Win Tran scored three times as North Quincy (1-1) defeated Saugus, 37-20.
Kyle Zajack threw for 308 yards and five touchdowns to give Capital Prep (2-0) a 45-8 win over New Mission. Andrew Finklin scored the only touchdown for the Titans on a four-yard run.
Jose Caceres ran for 170 yards and three touchdowns on 23 carries as Greater Lawrence (1-1) defeated Austin Prep, 37-8.
In a Commonwealth Athletic Conference crossover game, Zach Sanderson ran for 165 yards and two touchdowns on six carries as Northeast Regional (1-1) blanked Chelsea, 42-0.
Steffan Gravely rushed for 224 yards and three touchdowns while picking off a pass and recovering a fumble as Lynn Tech (2-0) rolled past Mystic Valley, 43-6.
Gus Flaherty threw two TD passes to Nate McGrail as Pentucket (1-1) edged Amesbury, 23-20, in a Cape Ann League crossover contest.
Kyle Connolly ran for two scores and threw for a third as Falmouth (2-0) cruised to a 59-30…